I love the shape of this jacket: check it out!
It looks cozy and I love that it isn't boxy but somewhat fitted. This can be sleeveless, without the collar, color-blocked, or a shorter length.
I made view C, which is a bit shorter than the view shown above. I wanted to make the longer length but I didn't have enough fabric. I barely had enough to make this view and found out when I was almost finished that I didn't cut two back peplums. I made it work, but dang!
This pattern is described as: Misses' cardigans: unlined cardigans are close-fitting. A, and armholes, B, D: Narrow hem. D: Purchased toggle closing. B, C, D, E: Self-lined front (extends into collar variation) and back peplum. A, C, E: Stitched hem on sleeves.
I used a beautiful jacquard double knit I purchased from Fabric Mart. I really loved working with it. It has a fantastic weight and I used a very light-weight interfacing I purchased from Fashion Sewing Supply. I thought about not using it, but decided to anyway and am glad I did.
How I fixed that little mishap with only one peplum was to hem it with my coverstitch and then attach it to the lush collar. I then attached the facing side of the collar and at the sides where the peplum joins in, I turned in the side seams and topstitched those to the collar piece. It worked great! I was a bit concerned that the peplum area wouldn't lay nicely but it does, don't you think?
I love cozy cardigans like this. They are perfect for layering. Camis are perfect for fall/early winter and during the deep cold, a long sleeved tee makes it even warmer.
I made very few alterations to this pattern: mu usual 1/2" swayback adjustment
I lowered the bust apex by about an inch and made an FBA.
I used my coverstitch for the hems on the sleeve and peplum.
This is a great pattern! I'd love to make another one in a sleeveless version.
Thanks for reading!